Ayurvedic Cuisine is an indispensable part of Ayurvedic lifestyle. Ayurvedic Cuisine, which emphasizes on wholesome balanced meals, is considered as the foundation of mind, body and spirits. Ayurveda believes in the principle a healthy mind resides in a healthy body.
Ayurvedic cuisine takes care of balancing the six tastes sweet, salty, pungent, bitter and astringent, necessary for ideal balance of the body. An imbalance in the tastes leads to an imbalance in the body.
Ayurvedic Cuisine is done taking into consideration the needs and preferences of every individual rather than opting the one size fits all attitude. Ayurvedic cuisine pacifies the Tridoshas (Vata, Pitta and Kapha) in the body.
Ayurvedic cuisine can be modified based on individual needs. For instance, an individual with a Vata imbalance may need more rich or sweet foods, while individuals with kapha imbalance may be required to eat less sweets, oils and fats. This again may have to be modified in the course of time, depending on the individual body needs.
Ayurvedic cuisine is a complete package of health, without a specific focus on “high-fiber”, “low-fat” etc., but is rather based on particular principles that reveal itself over time.
According to Ayurveda, health problems occur generally due to an under-lying mind or body imbalance. Ayurvedic cuisine helps an individual in determining the specific herbal supplements, foods or tastes that could probably help in re-establishing the balance of body and mind.